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Which (Super)Models Are the Most Fab?

I'm just going to come out and say it: the supermodels of the '90s rule all. However, with the resurgence of old school models in Fall campaigns and the like, there was bound to be a backlash. For me, fashion is mostly fun and games, but there are some things I feel very strongly about. The esteem of the era of the supermodel is one of those things.

Both of these black-and-white groups are shot by Peter Lindbergh. The posse on the left, led by Naomi, Christy and Cindy was shot in 1989 for British Vogue. The youngins on the right, including Lily Donaldson, Catherine McNeil and Sasha Pivovarova, were in the most recent issue of Vogue Paris. Times have changed, huh? Often imitated, never to be duplicated, I think there is no comparison. But I'm biased — in 1989 I was a budding fashionista and these beautiful girls were my first idols. What say you?

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NillaWafer88 NillaWafer88 8 years
I love the new models. Sasha Pivovarova, Irina Lazareanu, Lily Cole, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Iekeliene Stange, Jessica Stam, Natalia Vodianova, and Tatyana Usova are just a few to name that are my favorites. I wish their names were brought more to light like the nineties models, though.
Nataliacosta Nataliacosta 8 years
The original supermodels of course!
satoriv satoriv 9 years
Divapupgirl : I miss Gemma. I believe she's taking a time off due to Heath Ledger's death. Hopefully Ali Michael will be on the catwalk next season, so far Philip Lim confirmed her... and she's Sasha is a supermodel xD
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 9 years
that's a great photo of the 'old ones'.. the new ones are very very pretty too but there don't seem to be any new well known supermodels since HEidi and Tyra's time. Oh, and Gisele... correct me if I am wrong.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
The Original girls had such distinct looks! The new girls don't really have their own look, I can't recognize them from one another. :zzz:
sldc sldc 9 years
I hate it when people pull the "I am too young to remember" card, because I know many of the models from the 1960s. If you were a teen when Kate ruled the catwalk, then you are about my age. I loved the supermodel era. The supermodels hit it big in 1988, but didn't stop walking that same year and Kate Moss hit it big in like 1993. The waifs may have been a new wave, but the other girls were hardly out-of-work nobodies by then.
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
No one can replace the supermodels of the 90's. They were fierce :) Linda Evangelista is so beautiful and exotic looking. Cindy, Naomi, the one who married Edward Burns (can't think of her name now) Anyway, they were icons. I don't even know any of these new models. They only model clothes. 90's girls did everything. They were actually icons.
divapupgirl divapupgirl 9 years
satoriv, I agree with you on the names you've listed, although Sasha Pivovarova is considered one of the top models due to being Prada's ad campaign face for many seasons (including accesories and perfume lines as well). Where has Gemma disappeared to these days? It's nice to see Lily Cole reappear again after dabbling in acting. also, where is Ali Michaels in that picture? I mainly recognize her from her Teen Vogue days.
austerity austerity 9 years
I think the VS models represent today's 'supermodel', but other catwalk models have become dull and interchangeable. Gisele, Karolina, Heidi, Alessandra are surely worthy of the title..? All but Adriana Lima, I have never seen such a plain-looking girl being tagged supermodel. She really isn't, to my taste.
onetwoeight onetwoeight 9 years
New girls cannot even match the grace and sexuality that the old school models had. Today's models are all about 'normal girls with interesting features' or whatever they call it but the models of the 90s were beautiful regardless! Old-school wins, hands down.
designerel designerel 9 years
i will echo everyone else and say originals. they have much more distinct features from each other and don't look like a group of starved robots. i don't even know the names of any of the new models.
lovestoned84 lovestoned84 9 years
Britneylb, I totally agree with you. I need some color!
mtothawhat mtothawhat 9 years
Originals, hands down.
sibalc sibalc 9 years
Nobody can ever ever ever top the originals
emalove emalove 9 years
The originals, of course!!!
watereatsrock watereatsrock 9 years
The original girls!! The new ones all look the same! there is a major lack of diversity (in many areas). The fashion industry is dead.
liaochiling liaochiling 9 years
Thats true. Nobody can replace "the classic beauties"
robinesque robinesque 9 years
Old school!
mommie mommie 9 years
I don't see that any of the "new" crop are that good too look at. I voted for the Old crop but looking at them, eh!!!
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
although there are a lot of great new girls today, they can never top the goddesses of before - and no one tops Christy Turlington...
alexask alexask 9 years
whatevs. i'm sorry but the new girls on the right looks better to me as a whole. they all have similar features, but i am not particularly fond of any of the "old school" girls' features pictured here. linda is good.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
No one can top the original supermodels although I do think in this day in age, there are some stand out models (Agyness Deyn, Gisele, Sasha, Irina; and even newer models Ikeleine, Hillary Rhoda.) However the supermodels on the 80's and 90's will live on forever. Cindy, Christy, Naomi, Linda, Brooke Shields and Kate Moss will always be remembered.
popcorn19 popcorn19 9 years
Call me a dork, but I just much more prefer the basic composition of the newer one.... The 89 one looks like a bunch of girlfriends taking a picture while out for a walk. The newer one looks more edgy and commanding of the photograph.
satoriv satoriv 9 years
Britneylb : Devon Aoki, she's the sister of Dj/hipster Steve Aoki (one of Lindsay Lohan's bff). The thing is Devon is more focused of launching a clothing line in Asia and in her acting. I can think of Du Juan if you want a rising start in the modeling business. Even if I Can't remember all about the old models since I was born the 88, I remember the cosmos or the vogues cover's. I grew up more watching the whole heroine look so I worshiped Kate Moss, thing is... take a look of pictures of Kate Moss and compared them with some Lily Donaldson Photos and you'll see the models have shrank even more. P.S : Irina Lazareu and Ikelele are also very well-known.
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